Zacky Vengeance is the rhythm guitarist for Avenged Sevenfold. His real name is Zachary James Baker. He was born on December 11, 1981 in Olympia, Washington. His family later moved to Huntington Beach, California. Zach plays an electric and acoustic guitar in the band’s songs. Zacky Vengeance was one of the original band members back in 1999. Zack got this nickname because he had a problem with people back in his high school, and he wanted to get back at them by being successful in his band. Zacky V. is most famous for his Vengeance University clothing and accessories line and his guitar which would usually have a 6661, which is actually 1999 with an upside down 1, on it.